Study overview of Chemical Science and Engineering

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Chemical engineers can be occupied with a very broad range of challenges and solutions. From developing the smallest chemical structures in a lab – small enough to fit on a chip – to maintaining, improving or designing giant-sized reactors and installations. This programme will prepare you for this broad and fascinating field. Throughout the programme, chemistry is not your end goal, but the starting point for deepening, broadening and sustainably applying chemical technology.

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Study overview

  • Year 1EC
  • Year 2EC
  • Year 3EC

First time at university

As a first-year student, you will face a lot of new experiences. We’d like to explain a few of them to you. 

  • You complete modules

    Your bachelor’s takes three years. Every year you will follow four 10-week modules. This means that during the course of your studies you will complete 12 modules. In every module, you will tackle a subject that is hot in society, business or industry. This theme will bring together all the different components of your study: theory and practice, research, designing solutions, self-study and teamwork. A fixed part of every module is the team project, in which you and your teammates apply the knowledge you have acquired to a current challenge and design a workable solution. This learning method is part of the Twente Education Model (TOM): an innovative approach to studying that you will only find at the University of Twente.

  • Study credits – how do they work?

    Student workload at Dutch universities is expressed in EC, also named ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System), which is widely used throughout the European Union. In the Netherlands, each credit represents 28 hours of work. You need to acquire 60 credits each year.

    You will receive credits for every assignment you pass. Your programme assigns fixed numbers of hours to each assignment, project report or exam. In the first year, you need to get at least 45 out of 60 points to be able to continue to the second year.

  • Did you get 45 EC or more? Then you can enter the second year

    Our goal is to get you to the right place as quickly as possible, which is why we apply the principle of a binding recommendation. All first-year students receive this at the end of the year. You will receive positive advice if you have achieved 45 or more of the 60 EC in the first year. Negative advice is binding and means that you have to quit the course. Under certain circumstances, despite a too low score, we can still give you a positive recommendation, for example, if we have sufficient confidence that you are in the right place. Do personal circumstances such as illness or problems interfere with your study performance? Student Affairs Coaching & Counselling (SACC) will help you further.

Student association Alembic

Alembic is the student association for the Chemical Science & Engineering programme. The association is committed to representing the interests of students enrolled in the Bachelor’s programme Chemical Science & Engineering and the corresponding Master’s programme Chemical Engineering, and specifically those of Alembic members. Being a member of Alembic means you will have an unforgettable time studying, receive discounts on textbooks and enjoy the possibility of taking part in committees. But there’s much more! For example, Alembic has its own ‘living room’, were you can enjoy a coffee, or get to know senior students, who can help you with your studies if you get stuck. In short: Alembic is an ‘extended family’ where you will always be welcome.

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